Travaillons ensemble afin de mieux surmonter la conjoncture actuelle

Les évènements qui se sont déroulés dans plusieurs endroits du pays ces deux derniers jours sont la conséquence de la dégradation du pouvoir d’achat des Mauriciens. Business Mauritius reconnaît la position dans laquelle se trouve la population, notamment les plus vulnérables confrontés à la hausse des prix qui pèse lourdement sur un quotidien extrêmement difficile. Il s’agit d’une « urgence », résultante directe de l’évolution négative et très rapide de la situation internationale depuis deux mois, pesant très lourdement sur l’économie mauricienne.

Business Mauritius Budget Memo FY2022/2023

Macroeconomic challenges, namely the inflationary pressures from international supply shocks which are exacerbated by the depreciation of the rupee, the National Debt situation, the slowing investment rate and a stark goods account deficit, are worrying when businesses are still recovering from the COVID outbreak and are now impacted by the uncertainty prevailing in the global economy following the crisis in Ukraine. At this crucial period, it is of utmost importance to have concerted efforts between the private and public sectors to ensure a transition towards renewable energy sources and circular economy practices, build capacity in the face of de-globalization trends and address long-overdue labour market reforms, attract global talents, carry out structural reforms, enable adequate sea and air connectivity and seize available economic opportunities while providing support to the most vulnerable and furthermore optimising our net foreign exchange earnings.

 

 

Alliance des Patronats Francophones | Prospérer Ensemble

Les Présidents de patronats issus de 25 pays francophones, dont Business Mauritius, ont signé officiellement, en présence de la Cheffe de gouvernement de Tunisie, les statuts portant création de l’Alliance des Patronats Francophones, ce mardi 29 mars 2022.
Cette alliance a été créée après la tenue de la première REF francophone et la Déclaration de Paris. Elle manifeste la continuité d’action et la détermination des patronats fondateurs pour bâtir une francophonie économique concrète autour des entreprises.
L’Alliance se rencontrera de nouveau en octobre prochain à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, pour la tenue de « La REF francophone 22 ». Les résultats des six premiers mois d’actions y seront présentés.

International Cooperation | Business Mauritius and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Business Mauritius and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, 21 February 2022, during a virtual event. This protocol aims at establishing exchanges of expertise and enhancing business opportunities between Mauritius and the Pacific Islands. Mauritius thus becomes the first African country to sign such an agreement with the PIF Secretariat.

This collaboration brings together the Pacific private sector – businesses, industry and employer organisations – and Business Mauritius, the peak body representing over 1200 companies in Mauritius. Sharing lessons and best-practice is part of South-South cooperation and strengthening Small Islands Developing States partnerships, particularly for post-COVID economic recovery.

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OACPS Business Forum

The OACPS Business Forum was officially launched on 21 January 2022 during a virtual meeting organized by the OACPS Secretariat with technical support of Business ACP.

This Business Forum is one of the five “Subsidiary and Consultative Organs” foreseen under the Georgetown Agreement, with 3 main objectives:

  1. Promoting dialogue and collaboration between OACPS Governments, Regional Integration Institutions and the private sector at national, regional and continental levels within and between the 6 OACPS regions;
  2. Contributing to the formulation and implementation of private sector development policies; and
  3. Promoting knowledge sharing and information dissemination on private sector development issues, including the exchange of best practices between and within the 6 OACPS regions.

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Jean-Pierre Dalais prend la présidence de Business Mauritius

Business Mauritius a tenu son Annual General Meeting (AGM) ce mercredi 20 octobre au Hennessy Park Hotel, à Ébène. L’association représentant plus de 1 200 entreprises du privé a passé en revue ses réalisations lors de ces deux dernières années marquées par la pandémie de la COVID-19. En parallèle, l’événement a également vu l’élection d’un nouveau président, en la personne de Jean-Pierre Dalais, Group Chief Executive de CIEL.

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Report on optimising private sector investment in circular economy

This report is the product of a partnership between Business Mauritius and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with financial support from the Government of Japan as part of efforts to facilitate the socio-economic response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritius.

The successful implementation of the Circular Economy will require an integrated approach that coordinates the efforts of all stakeholders in collaboration with the private sector. We are hopeful that the insights contained in this report will be a useful guide for policymakers and actors in the private sector.

Follow-up Survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in Mauritius

This is a follow-up survey to the first Business Survey (September-October 2021) conducted by DCDM Research with the participation of the nine partner members of Business Mauritius, namely AHRIM, AMM, IAM, MCA, MCCI, MEXA, BACECA, MBA, and OTAM. Technically and financially supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Japanese Embassy, ​​the report demonstrates the impact of the pandemic on several aspects of the business world, as well as the anticipation of business leaders for 2021.

Réouverture des frontières

[Communique] En marge de la réouverture des frontières, prévue pour le 1er octobre 2021, Business Mauritius réitère son soutien aux autorités dans la lutte contre la propagation de la Covid-19. L’association croit fermement que la population a un rôle prépondérant à jouer afin d’assurer la réussite de cette étape cruciale dans la relance économique. Elle lance un appel à la population à faire preuve de patriotisme, car c’est en étant solidaire et responsable que le pays parviendra à contenir le virus.

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COVID-19: Best Practices – Post Confinement Back to Work Safety

The BM Covid-19 response HR Committee and the BM team has compiled a set of BEST PRACTICES on certain key issues which enterprises may need to consider and provide for whilst organising their operations in the post confinement environment.

These Best Practices will assist to:

  •  protect employees from contracting Covid-19 at the workplace
  • stop transmission if any, prevent outbreaks and delay spread
  • speed up and help access to optimised care for potentially infected employees
  • minimise the impact of the epidemic on health systems, social services and national economic activity.

This document supplements any provisions or measures which companies are considering introducing or may have already implemented at the workplace.

The attention of members is drawn to the following essential points:

  • This set of Best Practices is not exhaustive and should not be considered as legal advice on any of the issues covered.
  • The provisions of the Data Protection Act should be complied with while implementing the suggested guidelines.
  • Government has announced that legal instruments will be enacted shortly to regulate Covid-19 related matters likely to impact on businesses and the world of work.

Once these provisions come into force, certain best practices may require some necessary changes.

We remain at your disposal should you require further information.

Let us stay united to help save lives and livelihoods.